American English

Definition of spit noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    in/from mouth
  1. 1[uncountable] the liquid that is produced in your mouth synonym saliva
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] the act of spitting liquid or food out of your mouth
  3. piece of land
  4. 3[countable] a long thin piece of land that sticks out into the ocean, a lake, etc. a shingle spit a remote spit of land on the coast
  5. for cooking meat
  6. 4[countable] a long, thin, straight piece of metal that you put through meat to hold and turn it while you cook it over a fire chickens roasting on a spit
  7. Idioms
    spit and polish (informal)
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    thorough cleaning and polishing of something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: spit